Have you ever attended a food show
where it was so crowded that you didn't get to taste everything? Do you watch cooking competitions on TV and
wonder if you can taste the food or determine who wins? Is a restaurant really terrible because a critic
Kitchen Wars is a live cooking
competition, with a focus on local restaurants, chefs and foodies around the
country, one city at a time. Five local restaurants will be selected independent of reviews. The idea is instead of choosing a restaurant to dine at based off of a review, you will have the opportunity to test the chefs out for yourself using our Kitchen Wars platform. Restaurant participants will have a clean slate and YOU get to be the
The chefs will compete live in a
tented event space in front of 1,000+ foodies. Each participating restaurant
will have a fully equipped exhibition kitchen. Chef’s need to have the right
tools so that they can compete at their highest level, and dishes are served
fresh from pan to plate. Competition themes will vary; e.g.
Thai, Vegetarian, Spanish, Tapas, Fusion. etc.
This competitive event will be
filled with music, fun, food, demos, breweries, wineries, and more. This is
more than a competition, we’re celebrating food. Up and coming chefs are given a voice, local
restaurants will be marketed, and foodies will splurge. This is an opportunity
for communities to come together, for restaurants and chefs to set themselves
apart, and for you to be edified, entertained, and fed.
Chefs will be graded on three criteria,
originality, taste, and speed. All chefs will have three hours to create a one
bite amuse bouche, prepare and plate a one-course meal of 6oz per person, and
must incorporate the mystery ingredient in each dish. After tasting all dishes,
attendees will grade the chefs using our mobile voting app. Have an
allergy? What if I’m vegetarian or vegan? We have you covered! Chefs
will have a plan B in case a dietary restriction comes up.
The event will be an all day
production from 11am-11pm divided into 3 sessions, averaging 350 persons per
session. This breakdown will produce superior flow, quality control, and keep
Kitchen Wars fun and competitive. In
addition to the competition, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy
themselves with open bars, lounges, music, and more.
A chef friend of mine came to visit.
During the weekend, randomly a question was posed by my girlfriend. She was
eager to find out who was the better chef. After a bit of back and forth,
we accepted the challenge. A Saturday night throw down commenced.
She called up a group of her
friends, took off to the supermarket and purchased a variety of their favorite
foods. She built two identical mystery baskets. The baskets ranged from
scotch bonnet peppers, to yucca, and plums. It was all over the place.
It’s about 10pm at this point, rules were set, and we had 2 hours to
complete a 4 course meal in a home kitchen we've never seen before.
Courses began flowing out of the
kitchen. It was an awesome experience, from both
perspectives. The people had a blast, eating, socializing, and asking
questions. There was a feeling of suspense that lingered in the air not knowing
what was coming next; this kept them up and alert. This was true for the chefs
as well. We improvised as we went along, not knowing what we would be
producing. There was a table of distinctive palates that had to be won
over. The night ended off with critiquing and scoring. A little friendly
competition didn't hurt either; two totally different approaches to
food, one objective in mind, satisfying our guests.
From this night, the vision for
Kitchen Wars by Kulinary Concepts was born. The founders set out to
create upbeat events where everyone can have fun with food. Currently, we
are hosting in home competitions and cooking classes.
Kulinary Concepts has a vision to
bring Kitchen Wars to a larger audience. We will host the inaugural
Kitchen Wars at National Harbor in April 2014. We've located an
event space and started securing sponsors, developing the mobile application,
marketing our brand, and identifying chefs to participate.
We want you to be a part of the fun!
We have to raise our entire goal to receive any of the funds. Early
momentum is key to success. So don't delay, get your reward now.
Secure your spot at the inaugural
Kitchen Wars. The first 25 contributors will get tickets for a discounted
price of $140. For all the V.I.P’s out there we have tickets for you as
well. Have you always wanted to be a judge? We are looking for a
select few foodies to be guest judges for the competition. If you can’t
get enough we can bring the competition to you. There is a way for
everyone to get involved and no pledge is too small.
The pledged funds will be used to
execute on this vision. Funds will be used for the expansion of Kulinary
Concepts, marketing, and to help purchase the rest of the equipment needed for
our events. This is a unique opportunity for foodies, restaurants, and
chefs to come together for a fun event that will benefit all. Our
expertise and ability to execute quickly makes us the team to bring this
vision to reality. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of history.
Just the Beginning
This is just the
beginning. We believe that food should be enjoyed by
everyone. We plan to take Kitchen Wars on tour to multiple cities
beginning April 2014, and continue expanding to share this vision with as many
people possible. Be a part of our vision, by pledging today and
helping Kulinary Concepts reach our goal of $60,000.
We thank you in advance and hope to
see you at our next event.
N. Jeannot & F. Davis
" Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. " - Margaret
Risks and challenges
Once we are fully funded, we will sign a contract with the National Harbor to reserve the date for the inaugural Kitchen Wars in April 2014. We're confident that seven months will provide us enough time to execute and produce an upscale event and deliver the rewards to our Kickstarter backers.
We have seen an overwhelming response to this idea by the food community, and are confident that we will be able to attract restaurants, sponsors, and guests to this event. This is referenced by our ability to sell out and attract numerous sponsors for our launch party including Capital City Brewery, Suga Chef Desserts, Chapel’s County Creamery, and Island Bwoy Sausage to name a few.
We plan to leverage Nahum Jeannot’s restaurant industry experience and connections to attract top restaurants to participate in the event. With restauranteur Randall Hoppmann at the helm of event coordination, she will ensure we provide an engaging five star event paying attention to every detail. We have identified a marketing firm to partner with to ensure that the event is well attended. We will utilize, the additional exposure from press and the Kickstarter campaign to generate buzz for the inaugural Kitchen Wars event.
As with all business risk is inevitable, but we are taking steps to mitigate the aforementioned risks to ensure our backers receive their rewards on time. We will be transparent with our backers throughout the process and keep you informed of progress over the next several months.
You do not need to give Amazon Payments your social security number to pledge. If you are a making a new account enter 000-00-0000 to complete registration. Go back to Kickstarter and log in to your amazon payments account and pledge via credit or debit card. Contact us if you have any issue pledging.
Corporate Teambuilding Cooking Class for 10-15 people
The Team Building Cooking Class is perfect for more formal gatherings and team celebrations when you want to encourage team bonding over a seated meal. Everyone will learn how to cook a pre- selected 3 course meal with the assistance of on site chefs.
Corporate Teambuilding Cooking Class for 16-25 people
The Team Building Cooking Class is perfect for more formal gatherings and team celebrations when you want to encourage team bonding over a seated meal. Everyone will learn how to cook a pre-selected 3 course meal with the assistance of on site chefs.